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    Airriess, Sarah 2016. The man who found Captain Scott. Antartic explorer and war hero. Surgeon Captain Edward Leicester Atkinson (1881–1929) DSO AM MRCS LRCP, Royal Navy. Michael C. Tarver. 2015. Brixham: Pendragon Maritime Publications. 200 p, hardcover, illustrated. ISBN 978-09552208-1-4. ₤17.80.. Polar Record, Vol. 52, Issue. 03, p. 378.


Could Captain Scott have been saved? Revisiting Scott's last expedition

  • Karen May (a1)
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  • Published online: 20 January 2012

Captain Scott has been criticised for indecisiveness and for not making use of the dog teams for his own relief in his Terra Nova Expedition (1910–1913). This essay will demonstrate how a mistake made in Roland Huntford's double biography of Scott and Amundsen in 1979, repeated in polar writing by various authors until the present day, has maligned Scott's reputation. In fact, Scott left appropriate written orders in October 1911 for the polar party's relief by the dog teams, orders that were not subsequently implemented by the men at base. A re-examination of the actions and roles of two expedition members in particular, Lieutenant E.R.G.R. Evans and Surgeon Edward Atkinson, suggests strongly that misjudgements back at Cape Evans led to the failure of the mission to rescue Scott and his polar party. In this account all distances are in geographical miles.

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Polar Record
  • ISSN: 0032-2474
  • EISSN: 1475-3057
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